Competition Information


2016 Summer Fine Food Show:

Entries Open:  Thursday 15th October 2015

Entries Close:  Friday 20 November 2015 (Monday 4 January 2016 for Aquaculture only)

Delivery dates: Please refer to the Summer Schedule when it becomes available

Judging Dates: 

Coffee   Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th February 2016
Professional Bakery  Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th February 2016
Aquaculture  Wednesday 17th February 2016

2015 Spring Fine Food Show:

Entries have closed for the Spring Fine Food Show. Entries will open in June 2016 for the Spring 2016 Show.


The Schedule

The Schedule is the rule book that governs each Competition. It's essential reading!  

The 2016 Summer Fine Food Show Schedule will become available when entries open.

Click here to download a copy of the 2015 Spring Fine Food Show Schedule.

Click here to download a copy of the 2015 Summer Fine Food Show Schedule.


The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Schedule tells you everything you need to know about the Fine Food Show. Available online as a PDF document, the Schedule lists entry fees, closing dates, delivery details, conditions of entry, Champion awards and much more. It is important that you read the Schedule carefully before entering any Fine Food Show.



What's New?

Highlights of the main changes for the Summer 2015 Competition include:

  • The Professional Bakery Schedule has undergone significant changes to reflect industry and consumer trends. Changes include a focus on artisan style breads, introduction of Viennoiserie Classes for pastry products and exciting new Classes for Apprentices/Students.
  • The Spring and Summer Aquaculture Competitions have now been amalgamated to create one overall Competition held during the Summer Show. Classes include Prawns, Oysters, Salmon & Trout, as well as Fresh Fish and Barramundi - be sure to check out the new Schedule!
  • Judging of all Competitions will take place at a new venue  within Sydney Showground - The Stables. The Stables is the new home for Agriculture, and will hold all future Fine food Shows and events, as well as Cheese & Dairy Competitions and Beer & Cider.
  • To register your interest in this Summer competition, please email you contact details to



Why should I enter?

The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show offers producers a chance to benchmark themselves against the industry. By entering, you will:

  • Receive assurance of independent assessment of your product by an esteemed panel of industry professionals;
  • Have a variety of perspectives and palates assessing your product;
  • Attain quality feedback: a breakdown of your score by each attribute (i.e. taste, flavour profile) and individual product comments for many classes;
  • Receive general class comments from the judges on how the class fared;
  • Be sent a full Results Catalogue post-judging to view all the results from every class and competition;
  • As a medalist, receive a certificate and a digital medal artwork file to use in your marketing collateral;
  • As a medalist, receive a medal marketing and promotion kit, to guide producers with tips and tricks of marketing their product;
  • Being a part of competition organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, a 190-year old influential force in Australian agriculture.




Exhibitor Confirmation Packs

All Exhibitors are issued with an Exhibitor Confirmation Pack. This will be posted out four weeks prior to the Competition. The pack contains product labels, courier and postal labels, maps and delivery instructions. Exhibitors will be issued with an Exhibit Confirmation Advice, otherwise known as a bench slip, which indicates the Class(es) in which they have entered.


Delivery of Exhibits

A map showing where exhibits can be delivered will be posted out to all Exhibitors in their Confirmation Packs four to six weeks prior to the Competition.



Exhibitors in the Media - Tell us your story!

We are always looking for interesting stories from Exhibitors about your experiences as a competitor and why you choose to enter the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show.  Please take the time to tell us your story here and you could be contacted any a member of the RAS Media and PR team for future media opportunities.



Terms & Conditions: Exhibitor Survey

For the terms and conditions of our Spring 2014 Exhibitor Survey, please click here.

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